Movement therapy

biomechanical analysis for pain and injury prevention  

Canberra Movement Therapy is a movement based approach to realignment, rehabilitation and pain management. We have  an interest in biomechanics of the body and may be able to treat injuries such as achilles tendinitis, plantar fasciitis, symptoms of disc herniation, back and neck pain, frozen shoulder and sports injuries. 

The human body is a system of interrelated and interconnected systems. These systems can only work effectively when functioning in harmony. The bone and muscular structure is no different. Joints, bones, muscles and the nervous system will always adapt or modify in response to their environment.

At Canberra Movement Therapy we treat the individual not the condition by utilising different assessment tools to understand the reason behind the disease or dysfunction. We specialise in the treatment of pain, which means finding the root cause of the dysfunction not chasing the pain or symptoms. Pain is an indicator that the body is not working optimally and regions of the body may be stressed or overworking. The body will compensate in many ways until movement is compromised and eventually pain manifests.



how does it work?


- 3 stage process - 

1. Foot plate analysis 


we use the latest professional plantar pressure plates technology to measure your foot pressures, weight distribution and stability which provides detailed information on feet pressure to enhance your diagnosis with a clearer understanding of foot function, its timing, behaviour, asymmetry and pressure.

2. postural assessment


The postural assessment is measuring  your static body positioning - basically finding out where your neutral state of rest is.

We use the following methods:

  • mapping your all joints to form a 3D model of your current body position
  • photo analysis 

3. dynamic assessment

The dynamic assessment is divided in static and dynamic (movement based) assessments - basically finding out where your body has limitations in movements.

We use the following methods:

  • gait analysis - using slow motion video recording 
  • movement analysis, range of motion testing, muscle testing
  • dynamic foot plate pressures - using foot plate pressures measuring how your feet move


Once all information has been gathered, we will  generate the most effective movement to effect biomechanical change – differences that are tested before you leave to make sure they’ve created positive change.

All movements will be recored and sent to your for viewing after your session. 


‘how many times will I need to come back?’  You and I will both know by the end of the first session if another clinic session is appropriate and if so, whether you’d benefit more from an hour or a 90 minute session.

Most clients return for one follow-up several weeks later, some for two and occasionally a third.

If the situation is complex, a fourth session can be appropriate, with each return session being separated by an ever-increasing gap to give your body a chance to respond and continue its unravelling process.